Last year, the SUNY system started a major initiative to diversify the faculty on their campuses called PRODIG (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth). Part of this program is a fellowship program for those who are interested in teaching at a comprehensive college (aka, primarily undergraduate institution, or PUI).
The program is open to post-docs or those who have just completed or are finishing up their graduate degrees, who meet the eligibility criteria (underrepresented minority or WSTEM, must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident). It is a good deal for those who want/need to gain teaching experience and get a leg up on starting their academic career.
Some of the benefits include a two-year contract, a greatly reduced teaching load, professional development opportunities, mentoring, a stipend for summer research, and a moving allowance. PRODIG Fellows also get early notification regarding permanent tenure track positions in their discipline that become available within the consortium. Applicants would apply to the program and state preferences for which campuses they prefer, but they could receive an offer from any of the campuses.
Those who are interested can find more information and application instructions at the State University of New York PRODIG Fellowship website and SUNY Oneonta’s PRODIG Fellowship website.
Please reach out to BGS alumna (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 2002) Kelly Gallagher, PhD with any questions:
Kelly Gallagher, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry